Environmental Compliance Approval | Environmental Activity and Sector Registry | Compliance Audits
Acoustic Consulting | Industrial Hygiene | Water and Waste
Ontario Toxic Reduction Act | National Pollutant Release Inventory | Waste Audits
What is an Environmental Consultant?
Environmental consultants provide essential services for many businesses operating in Ontario. The Environmental Protection Act in Ontario states that any business with processes that discharge a contaminant to the natural environment air, noise, water, waste) must comply with environmental regulations and receive approval to operate legally in the province.
Environmental consultants will be able to perform the different types of assessments that are necessary to receive an environmental compliance approval from the Ministry of the Environment in Ontario. This is especially important in the following types of businesses:
  • Commercial facilities;
  • Institutional facilities; and
  • Industrial facilities.
They can also be imperative in performing due diligence assessments to ensure facilities offer safe working environments for employees. A good example of this would include asbestos testing and other forms of hazardous materials.
Environmental consultants have an extensive background in environmental engineering or environmental science. They also have experience in the industry that enables them to be considered experts in their field. Environmental consultants have a reputation of being professional and producing high-quality and in-depth assessments that can be vital to efficiently securing the following environmental approvals in Ontario:
  • Environmental Activities and Sector Registry (EASR) permits;
  • Sewage Works Approval;
  • Waste Management System and Waste Disposal Site Approvals.
What Can an Environmental Consultant Do For You?
Environmental consultants are essential to ensuring a business meets the compliance requirements in regards to environmental regulations. This can involve a wide assortment of assessments that vary depending on the specific compliance needs of the business.
The different types of services and assessments include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Environmental Compliance Approvals (air, water, waste), which may involve a wide variety of assessments in order to show compliance;
  • Environmental Activity and Sector Registry permits;
  • Compliance audits;
  • Acoustic consulting;
  • Water and waste testing (including audits).
  • Air Emissions Inventories for Reg. 127 and the National Pollutant Release Inventory;
  • Demand Response 3 Approvals supporting the Ontario Power Authority.
Some environmental consultants will also be able to help businesses plan for compliance with the Ontario Toxic Reduction Act.
In addition to performing the assessments, testing and audits that are necessary to acquire approval from the Ministry of the Environment for legal operation in Ontario, an environmental consultant will be able to expedite the process of the approval. Approvals are much more efficiently secured when the assessments and the accompanying paperwork are prepared by an independent professional such as an environmental consultant. This can save valuable time and prevent longer waits for approvals.
Choosing the Best Environmental Consultants
Since many of the assessments and audits required to secure ECAs and EASR permits will need to be repeated, it is a good idea to choose a consulting company that your business feels comfortable having repeat business with. This often includes meeting at your convenience for assessments, services and consultations. Some of the best environmental consulting companies in Ontario are headquartered in the Greater Toronto Area but are willing to travel almost anywhere in the province for a consultation.
Whether your business is conducting assessments as part of due diligence on behalf of industry or applying for an ECA, environmental consultants in Ontario will be able to simplify the process and deliver high-quality results.
Environmental Compliance Audit – Learn about environmental compliance audits and how they are necessary to gain Environmental Compliance Approval.
Air Quality Testing – Learn how regular air quality testing will ensure that the workplace is free of contaminants and adheres to acceptable noise levels.
Environmental Compliance Approval – Learn about Environmental Compliance, including why it is necessary in Ontario and how an environmental consultant can help.
What is Industrial Hygiene – Learn what industrial hygiene is and how an independent assessment can protect your company and its employees.
Acoustic Audit Ensures Compliance with Ontario Noise Regulations
Testing for Air Quality – Learn about the benefits of conducting independent testing for air quality in regards to worker safety and ECA approval.
Fulco Environmental Inc.
6-1500 Upper Middle Road West
Suite 318
Oakville, Ontario, L6M 0C2
T:   (905) 464-1779
F: 1 (866) 844-2094
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6-1500 Upper Middle Road West, Suite 318,   Oakville,   ON,   L6M 0C2,   Canada